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Guidelines for Control of ITAR-Controlled Technical Data

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is a set of United States government regulations that control the export and import of defense-related articles and services on the United States Munitions List (USML). These regulations implement the provisions of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA). The Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) interprets and enforces ITAR. The purpose behind ITAR is to safeguard U.S. national security and further U.S. foreign policy objectives.

ITAR regulations require that information and material pertaining to defense and military related technologies (as identified on the U.S. Munitions List) may only be shared with U.S. Persons unless authorization from the Department of State is received or a special exemption is used. In some cases, the government has mandated that access be limited to US Citizens. Stratasys, in order to ensure compliance with the highest governmental standards, limits access to ITAR data to only US Citizens. Organizations and individuals violating these regulations can face heavy fines or prison if they have, without authorization or the use of an exemption, provided unauthorized persons with access to ITAR information. If any entity outside of the United States receives ITAR information, please notify Compliance or Legal before processing such data.

General Guidelines surrounding ITAR

Physical Items

  • For any physical media, paperwork, folders, etc. that is designated as ITAR-controlled but not otherwise marked, add an “Export controlled” designation to the item. If the item is too small (SD card, etc) place in a bag, seal and attach a label. Text is to read as follows:
    EXPORT CONTROLLED. This item is controlled by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and is subject to export control laws of the U.S. Government. Transfer of this product by any means to a foreign person, whether in the U.S. or abroad, without an export license or other approval from the U.S. Department of State, is prohibited.
  • Posting of ITAR controlled technical data on an Internet or Intranet site is strictly forbidden.

Email

  • Sending of ITAR controlled technical data via email is strictly prohibited absent express, written authorization of the Customer and Stratasys’ Legal Representative.
  • To the extent authorization is provided, the following text is to be included within the footer of any email message containing product, technology or technical data subject to U.S. export control laws:
    NOTICE. The information contained in this communication may be sensitive, proprietary, legally privileged and/or subject to U.S. export control laws, is intended only for the use of the recipient named above. You agree to comply strictly with all U.S. export laws and assume sole responsibility for obtaining licenses to export or re-export as may be required. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication, or any of its contents, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in-error, please re-send this communication to the sender and delete the original message and any copy of it.

Non-U.S. persons, tours, employees, etc.

  • ITAR-controlled technical data may not be supplied to a non-U.S. person (including Stratasys employees) without first obtaining an export license. Visual exposure to ITAR-controlled projects without a license is strictly prohibited.
  • Non-U.S. persons (including Stratasys employees) are not allowed to have visual access to an ITAR-controlled item without first obtaining an export license.
  • In no event are photographs allowed to be taken in Restricted Areas.

Meeting management

  • When organizing or participating in a meeting where ITAR controlled technical content will be discussed, open the meeting by stating that controlled content may be shared. Ask meeting participants who are not U.S. citizens to excuse themselves when discussions turn to controlled technical content.

Shipment

  • When organizing or participating in a meeting where ITAR controlled technical content will be discussed, open the meeting by stating that controlled content may be shared. Ask meeting participants who are not U.S. citizens to excuse themselves when discussions turn to controlled technical content.
  • Shipment of ITAR information outside of the United States or to a Non-US Person requires express government permission. Please notify the Legal Department or Export Compliance Officer if such a transfer is required.

Miscellaneous

  • ITAR-controlled technical data should be put away while not in-use, preferably in a locked cabinet.
  • ITAR-controlled technical data in paper form must be shredded when no longer needed. Do not discard ITAR information in the trash.
  • ITAR-controlled technical data must be permanently erased when no longer needed. Do not simply delete ITAR information.
  • ITAR-controlled technical data (in digital form) is to be stored only in a secure location with password protection. Access may not be granted to non-U.S. persons without prior approval of 1) the Government, 2) Legal and Compliance and 3) the customer.
  • Discussions about strategic ITAR or secure/Classified initiatives should receive the approval of the US Empowered Officials before reaching out to non-US Persons (such as Israel).


Contact your Stratasys Legal Representative with any questions or by email to compliance@stratasys.com.

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